IAS Preparation

IAS Preparation

Welcome to the BYJU’s Civil Services Hub. Preparing for the prestigious UPSC Civil Services examination is a demanding yet deeply enriching experience. It is an examination that aims to choose the best talent for a career in public services of the Union of India.

Aspirants, who begin this journey, naturally find themselves having many questions and few answers. They are usually in search of the best IAS coaching study material.

Questions that abound in their minds include:

  • How do I start my preparation?
  • What are the Study Materials for GS preparation for IAS?
  • How do I choose an optional?
  • Is one year enough to clear this exam?
  • How do I cover current affairs when the syllabus is so vast?
  • Where to download UPSC study materials/IAS study material PDF?

In fact, a good period of 3-4 months of valuable study time can easily be wasted away if such questions are not answered at the beginning of a preparation cycle.

To answer all your questions about UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020 and how to buy IAS study material PDF/IAS notes online, we at BYJU’s have launched a website which brings together all the UPSC related news, current affairs notes, video-based lectures on trending topics in the news, exam strategy focused articles (UPSC notes online) and much more in a single and convenient space for you to browse at leisure and read in a way that you won’t forget.

Candidates should do proper preparation for upcoming UPSC Exam with IAS study material mentioned in this article. The IAS Study material has been made concerning the UPSC syllabus so that aspirants get clarity on the topics and prepare in a better way.

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What will you find in Free IAS Prep?

Aspirants looking to buy IAS study material online will be able to download them for free on our website. The below-mentioned topics and features are provided for UPSC preparation.

Complete UPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus
Daily and Comprehensive News Analysis
Video lectures on Trending Topics for comprehensive UPSC IAS preparation online
Sample Question Papers across Prelims and Mains
In-depth analysis of Issues under the ‘Issues in News’ (IIN Section)
Topic-specific articles from the General Studies Syllabus
Strategy Articles that can help formulate a study plan along with tips and tricks to crack the exam
List of NCERT and other reference books etc.
Getting Timely UPSC Notifications
IAS Study material for UPSC 2020
Past Years Question Paper Analysis
Detailed Information on Various Services and Departments Recruiting Through the UPSC Exam
The Best and Absolutely Free Study Material for UPSC exam/Free Study Material for IAS Pdf/Free IAS Study Material

The process of preparation for the UPSC Civil Services is an involved process. It is a deeply enlightening experience which expands your horizons and exposes you to a wealth of information about the country and the world at large.

For the latest information on UPSC 2020, refer to the linked article.

During this journey, an aspirant would need to traverse through the pages of history, march in lockstep with developments in current affairs by following international developments that can have far-reaching implications on India and the world in general, keep abreast with the cutting-edge developments in the field of science and technology, and finally be aware of the latest government initiatives and welfare schemes that further the objectives of the Preamble and the vision that our constitution-makers and freedom fighters had for our country.

Aspirants can find the best UPSC notes online in this article.

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BYJU’S Free IAS PREP Monthly Magazine:

BYJU’S monthly current affairs magazine is the ideal way to prepare for the current affairs segment in the UPSC exam.

This is a monthly compilation of the important IAS materials like current affairs topics spanning multiple topics like Polity, International Relations, Art & Culture, Geography, Disaster Management, Environment, etc. all of which are essential for the IAS exam. Every news item is analysed thoroughly and presented crisply.

The magazine also features more than 150 sample questions for UPSC prelims and mains exams. With this, you don’t need to make current affairs notes. All you need to do is download the magazine PDF and start reading! Its fresh content also makes it perfect for revision.

BYJU'S Free IAS PREP Monthly Magazine

We wish you all the very best during this journey, and hope that together, your dreams of joining the civil services come true! For more on the exclusive and comprehensive tablet learning program from BYJU’s, contact: +91- 9980837187; Email: support@byjus.com.

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    It would be very helpful to me ,for the reason of clarifying my doubts regarding to UPSC servicies

  2. How could I get free test series of civils in byjus???

    1. Hi,

      For Mains 2019, you can take the first two tests absolutely free of cost here.

      Warm Regards

  3. good lectures.

  4. Lovely Post. Helpful and Informative blog. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. How could we get online lectures

    1. Hi,

      You can find online lectures at BYJU’S IAS Channel on Youtube.

  6. How could we get online lectures

    1. You can check out our YouTube Channel – BYJU’S IAS for daily news analysis and other lectures.

  7. Which year’s economic survey should I prepare for UPSC CSE 2020 exams?

    1. Hi
      You can refer to Economic Survey 2019-20 for the upcoming exam. Also, you can check our Economic Survey 2020 page to get its highlights for IAS Exam.

  8. How can we get the notification of upsc

    1. Hi Uk
      The UPSC Application process 2020 is already over. However, you can keep a track of UPSC Notification from the linked article.

  9. which book is best for English literature in optional paper?

    1. Hi,

      You can find the strategy and booklist for English Lit optional in the linked article.

  10. Can i complete the syllabus of upsc by ncert book or i need to have more books for general studies, like for science ,social science, etc.

    1. Hi Gaurav
      While NCERT Books must be referred to, there are a few reference books that you should read once for UPSC CSE preparation. Check the links below:
      1. NCERT Books for UPSC
      2. UPSC Books

  11. Hey! I am an architect and want to pursue civil services. Could you please guide me as to how to begin and which optional subjects should I take?

    1. You can start with reading NCERTs. For reference, you can check NCERT Notes for UPSC. Also, you can choose scoring optional subjects like Sociology, Public Administration, History, or any other which suits your interest.

  12. मैं 5 मई 2021 को 21 साल का हो जाऊँगा तो क्या मैं 2021 में अाई. ए. एस. एग्जाम दे सकता हूं ।

    1. Hi Anuj
      हाँ, आप UPSC २०२१ में IAS का एग्जाम दे सकते हैं. अधिक जानकारी के लिए UPSC Eligibility Criteria का पेज चेक कर सकते हैं.

  13. what is the age limit for IAS exam for sc candidate

    1. Hi
      The maximum age limit for SC category candidates is 37 and the number of attempts is unlimited till they attain that age. Check the UPSC Eligibility Criteria page for further details.

  14. HI, I AMAN

    1. Hi Aman
      If you are a final year graduate or you have completed your graduation, then only can you sit for the exam. Check UPSC Eligibility Criteria in detail.

  15. HII

    what is the age limit for IPS exam for bc candidate.

    1. The upper age limit is 35 years for OBC candidates, sitting for UPSC (IPS) exam. Check the UPSC Eligibility Criteria to know more details.

  16. i am in 3rd year of my graduation and i want to start preparing for ias exam please tell me which books and magazines i should read except ncerts

    1. Hi Jashan
      I will suggest you refer to the below-mentioned links to get an idea of GS strategies:
      1. GS 1 Strategy
      2. GS 2 Strategy
      3. GS 3 Strategy
      4. GS 4 Strategy

  17. Sir I’m perusing my graduation in Arts from correspondence Thru a open university , am I eligible for UPSC or Not ? Some rumors are making me worry.
    Please help !!!

    1. Hi
      As long as the open university is recognized by the government, your correspondence degree will count in UPSC Exam.

  18. what is the age limit for BC category ?

    1. Hi
      Age Limit for all the categories is mentioned in the UPSC eligibility criteria post.

  19. Hi
    For optional subjects paper 1 and 2
    can we take different subjects for paper 1 and paper 2 ?
    ex: if i selected optional paper 1 is electrical subject then can i choose paper 2 different subject i,e Sociology?
    clear my doubt
    thank you

    1. No, one has to choose one subject only and there will two papers on that subject. Refer to UPSC Exam Pattern for a better idea.